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Breitling, Duane R.
P.O. Box 458 901 13th Av. E. West Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 282-3249
Fax: (701) 282-0825
Website: http://ohnstadlaw.lawoffice.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Associate, since January 1, 2006

Lawyer Overview

DUANE R. BREITLING was born in Northwood, North Dakota, on October 25, 1938. He attended public schools in Jamestown, North Dakota, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, graduating from Princess Ann High School in Virginia Beach in 1957. In 1962, he received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of North Dakota, majoring in political science. In the fall of 1962, he enrolled in the University of North Dakota School of Law and, in 1965, received his Juris Doctorate degree, with distinction. While studying there, he was Note Editor of the North Dakota Law Review, Volume 41 of the University of North Dakota Law Review, 1964/1965, and a member of the Editorial Board. He is the author of two articles published in the North Dakota Law Review: "Insurance -- Liability of an Insurer in Excess of the Policy Limits for Bad Faith or Negligent Settlements", Volume 40, 1964, and "Eminent Domain -- Regulations Relating to Highways and Streets -- Compensation for Loss of Access", Volume 40, 1964.

He is a member of the Bar of the States of North Dakota and Minnesota, as well as the American Bar Association, the North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Cass County (North Dakota) Bar Association, serving as its President in 1980-81, and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota.

Mr. Breitling practices in the area of personal injury, general litigation, and water law. He is licensed to practice in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota and is admitted to practice by the Federal District Courts in the States of North Dakota and Minnesota and the Eighth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Clients

  • Agway, Inc.
  • Red River Joint Water Resource Board
  • Sargent County Water Resource Board
  • Richland County Water Resource Board
  • Ransom County Water Resource Board

West Practice Categories

Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Water & Riparian Rights, Water Pollution

FEES

Accepts Credit Cards

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1965
  • Minnesota, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State of North Dakota Bar (Member)
  • State of Minnesota Bar (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • North Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1975 - Present (Member)
  • Cass County Bar Association (North Dakota) (Member)
  • Cass County Bar Association (North Dakota), 1980 - 1981 (President)
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota, 1985 - 1987 (Past Member, Board of Governors)

Honors and Awards

  • Note Editor, Vol. 41, University of North Dakota Law Review

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1965
    J.D., Juris Doctorate
    Honors: With Distinction

    Law Review: North Dakota Law Review, Note Editor, 1964 - 1965

    Law Review: North Dakota Law Review, Member, Editorial Board
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1962
    B.Ph., Bachelor of Philosophy
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
Articles

Published Works

  • "Insurance - Liability of an Insurer in Excess of Policy Limits for Bad Faith or Negligent Settlements", North Dakota Law Review, Volume 40, 1964
  • "Eminent Domain - Regulations Relating to Highways and Streets - Compensation for Loss of Access", North Dakota Law Review, Volume 40, 1964
References

References

  • Alerus Financial (formerly First National Bank ND)
  • State Bank of West Fargo